Coconut flavoured toothpaste better at fighting tooth decay

Last updated at 14:46
A strip of toothpaste sitting on top of tooth brush bristles.

Coconut toothpaste could be much better for your teeth than traditional mint flavours, scientists have claimed.

Researchers have discovered that coconut oil is much more effective at killing a harmful bacteria called 'streptococcus', that make your teeth rot.

A team from Warwick University say coconut oil could be a good natural alternative to mint toothpastes which can contain lots of chemicals.

It's thought that tooth decay affects more than six out of 10 children in the UK.